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Coordination Chemistry of Ene-1,1-diamines and a Prototype “Carbodicarbene”

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  • Financial support by the MPG, the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (fellowship to M.A.), and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Umicore AG & Co KG, Hanau, for the generous gift of noble-metal salts.

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Carbophilic Lewis acids can polarize a coordinated π-bond by a slippage mechanism. A series of stable ylid- or enolate gold complexes of ene-1,1-diamines not only emulate this property, but also reveal the exceptional donor capacity of such electron-rich olefin ligands. Moreover, the first metal complex of a tetraaminoallene is reported, which features a prototype “carbodicarbene” ligand bound to a transition-metal template.

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